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The varsity-4 boat defeated LMU and UC Davis on Saturday.
The varsity-4 boat defeated LMU and UC Davis on Saturday.
ROW | Gaels Win Four Races in Showdown
Release: Sunday 04/15/2012 
by SMC Athletics

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - The Saint Mary's women's rowing took gold in four of the six races the Gaels competed in at the NorCal/SoCal Showdown on Saturday.

The varsity-8 boat got the morning started the morning off racing Loyola Marymount.  The Gaels finished two seconds behind the Lions, clocking in with a time of 7:01.6, while LMU finished with a time of 6:59.6.  The lineup for the varsity-8 boat was:  coxswain Chelsea Serrano, 8 Haley Adams, 7 Michelle Felmlee Gartner, 6 Dana Cook, 5 Maryann Concannon, 4 Deanna Estes, 3 Stacey Boss, 2 Christina Bennett, bow Savina Brown.

Up next for Saint Mary's was the second varsity eight, finished just behind LMU in another tight race.  The 2V8's finished with a time of 7:42.4, while LMU clocked in at 7:34.3.  The lineup for the 2V8 was: coxswain Natalie Livinston, 8 Brandy Cho, 7 Nathalie Lambrecht, 6 Nicolette Pierantoni, 5 Caitlin Evans, 4 Kira Paulin, 3 Katie Wahl, 2 Tessa Cunha, bow Alexandra Iwaszewicz

The fours rounded out the morning by taking first and second against LMU's varsity four. The lineup for the varsity-4 boat was:  Bennett Collier, 4 Allison McKenzie, 3 Mari Irby, 2 Julia Turner, bow Rebecca Beutler.  They finished with a time of 8:48.9, while the novice-4 finished with a time of 9:14.2, Loyola Marymount finished with time of 9:44.0.  The novice-4 boat was:  coxswain Jessica Sin, 4 Katie McCollam, 3 Lynette Sandoval, 2 Heather Marsh, bow Kylene Gilmore.

In the afternoon it was Saint Mary's versus UC Davis. Saint Mary's took first in all the races and the fours finished one and two ahead of Davis' varsity four. 

The varsity-8 boat finished with a time of 7:03.8, while the Aggies clocked in at 7:11.1.  The second varsity-8 boat finished with a time of 7:28.5, while UC Davis finished with a time of 7:44.5.  The varsity-4 boat finished with at time of 8:53.3, while the novice-4 boat finished with a time of 9:06.2, UCD clocked in at 9:10.2.

The weekend will end with Saint Mary's racing San Diego State in the morning Sunday.